Meanwhile, France centre Ronny Turiaf is set to miss EuroBasket with a broken hand after undergoing scans in London on Wednesday. The New York Knicks player picked up the injury during Tuesday’s win over Britain and FFB officials have confirmed to MVP that Turiaf will consider withdrawing from the squad if further tests in Paris show lasting damage.
“The hypothetical withdrawal of Ronny Turiaf, a player who is as important on the court as he is off it, could be a real blow to France,” France head coach Vincent Collet said. ”I can only imagine how disappointed and frustrated Ronny would be to miss the EuroBasket.
“If he has to withdraw, we will see how to fill the void. For the time being I do not want to bring myself to think he is not a part of the team.”
Knicks center Ronny Turiaf, one of the French National Team's most devoted and proud countrymen, will miss Eurobasket after breaking his hand during a victory on Tuesday.